What's up at Carleton's?
NEW WEDDING AND EVENT BARN
We now have a new wedding venue! Perfect for your wedding or special event! See our Wedding page for more information and reservations.
July 1, 2014
Happy Summer to Ya'll! We have been planting like crazy over the past few weeks in our upper Snohomish Valley. We just planted our corn maze and haunts last week and the last sweet corn planting (will be ready in October). Did you know that we stager our crop plantings? This is to ensure we have a longer harvest season for that particular crop. Weeding is an on going battle that takes our field staff days and days to weed all those pumpkins and veggies. We use the tiller and tractor between the rows, then good old labor to weed between the plants. Our wedding and event barn is also keeping us busy. We love people and are very honored to be a part of our Bride's and Groom's lives. Guests from the Seattle area are loving our venue. We are so excited! Raspberry season is now in full swing as well as Cherries. Tis the season to fruit! Remember to call in your canning orders early this year (cukes, beans, peaches, etc.) in order to get on our list. Well, time for me to get back to farming. Chow for now!See ya at Carleton's Farmer Darren
COMPOST TRIALS 2014
See ya at Careton's!
Carleton's is partnering again with WSU and Snohomish County Conservation for the 4th year. We apply compost from Cedar Grove Compost, which they take your food and recycled waste and make compost. We are always looking for ways to improve soil health as healthly soild translates to healthy plants. A healthly plant has a better chance of protecting themselves from diseases and pests, which is why we use minimal sprays. Traditionally, we have used commercial fertilzers as there is very little historical data on compost farming. Our Trials compare compost added to tradional fertiler applications versus just traditional fertizer applications. WSU and Conservation District have been instrumental in the continued research on compost applications in order to establish some historical data for farmers. This year's crop will be pickling cukes.
Farm Market open daily 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Open July 4th)
A Little About Us
We are a working farm that grows vegetables and sells them directly to the public throughout the summer. Our 60-acre farm is along the Ebey Slough in the north end of Snohomish Valley just outside of Everett. The soils in Snohomish Valley grow wonderful sweet corn that our customers seek out year-after-year. We’ve been farming here for more than 40 years.
In October we open our fields for our Pumpkin Family Festival with a big pumpkin harvest. It's our most exciting time, with wagon rides, a pumpkin cannon and food. We spend much of the year preparing for it... planting the fields, creating the corn maze, and thinking of fun things for folks like you to do. If you have comments or suggestions, we'd love to hear them. Email us at the link shown on the bottom of this page.